Saint Winefride – 3rd November

Virgin Martyr and Abbess of Gwytherin, Enshrined in Shrewsbury Abbey Born probably between 610 and 620, Winefride was said to be the child of Tyfid and Gwenlo who were of noble birth.  As a child she resolved to dedicate her life to God by living a life of chastity and prayer.  Winefride was martyred as … Continue reading Saint Winefride – 3rd November

William Tyndale – Father of the English Language

Historian and regular contributor, Christopher Jobson, gives us his perspective on the extraordinary achievements of this great man. William Tyndale, born in 1494, martyred in 1536, has been claimed to be both the founder of the King James Bible and the father of the English language.  His life’s work was to translate the Bible into … Continue reading William Tyndale – Father of the English Language

William Tyndale – Bible Translator and Reformation Martyr

Died 6th October 1536 Tyndale was an outstanding English scholar, translator and martyr of the Reformation. William Tyndale (c. 1494 – 6th October 1536) was born near Gloucester and studied at Oxford and Cambridge.  He could speak seven languages and was proficient in ancient Hebrew and Greek.  As a Priest, his abilities would have taken him … Continue reading William Tyndale – Bible Translator and Reformation Martyr